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A symbol (*) marks deadlines that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week. For a complete listing of educational conferences and seminars, see our 1998-99 Calendar of Events.

May

14-June 25--Onlineprofessional development: Internet in Action: Web in the Classroom, sponsored by Thirteen/WNET, a public-broadcasting station based in New York City, for teachers; accessible through the Internet. Registration deadline: May 7. Contact: T/WNET, 450 W. 33rd St., New York, NY 10001; (212) 560-6868; Web site: www.wnet.org/coursereg.

15--College admission: Entering the College Zone, sponsored by the National Black Child Institute Inc., for middle school students, parents, and guidance couselors, at Trinity College in Washington. Contact: NBCDI, 1023 15th St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 387-1281 or (800) 556-2234; fax: (202) 234-1738; Web site: www.nbcdi.org.

17--Science and technology: Teaching and Inspiring Young Women in Science and Technology, sponsored by the Center for Research on Women and Gender and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, for science and technology teachers, at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Contact: CRWG-UIC; (847) 290-6620.

18--Language arts: Language Arts: Ideas in Action, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 11983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504.

19--Professional development: Teaming to the Next Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 11983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504.

20--Aesthetic realism: Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method--Brings Out a Child's Ability to Learn, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for educators, at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City . Contact: Lois Mason, Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene St., New York, NY, 10012; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426; Web site: www.aestheticrealism.org.

20--Food service: Meeting, sponsored by the American School Food Service Association, for school food-service coordinators, in Chicago. Contact: Ann E. Singer, Director of Meetings, ASFSA, 1600 Duke St., 7th Floor, Alexandra, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax: (703) 739-3915; e-mail: asinger@asfsa.org.

21-22--Rural schools: National Conference on Gifted Education in Rural Schools, sponsored by the Belin-Blank Center and the Institute for School Executives, for educators, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Contact: UI; (800) 336-6463 or (319) 335-6196; Web site: www.uiowa.edu/~belinctr/special-events/rural/index.html.

21-22--Standards: Standards-Based K-12 Education, sponsored by California State University-Northridge, for educators and policymakers, at the university in Northridge, Calif. Contact: CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330; Web site: www.csun.edu/~hcbio027/standards/conference.html.

23-26--Leadership: Leadership institute, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, for teachers, in San Antonio. Contact: Daryka T. Anderson, AACTE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-2450; fax: (202) 457-8095; Web site: www.aacte.org.

26--Science: Super Science at the Next Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 11983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504.

June

3-5--Student affairs: Benchmarking for Student Affairs, sponsored by the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, for student affairs professionals, in Los Angeles. Contact: Carol Graves Holladay, Program Director, NASPA, 1875 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 265-7500; fax: (202) 797-1157; e-mail: cholladay@naspa.org.

6-9--Literature: Summer institute, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870, ext. 251; e-mail: public_info@ncte.org; Web site: www.ncte.org.

7-8--Accreditation: Commission on Standards and Review, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for representatives of private school accrediting associations and governmental and public policy agencies, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Va. Contact: Dr. Charles J. O'Malley, NCPSA, 442 Crane's Roost Court, Annapolis, MD 21401; (410) 349-0139; fax: (410) 349-0140; e-mail: cjoncpsa@erols.com; Web site: www.ncpsa.org.

8-10--Literacy: Literacy Connections, sponsored by Laubach Literacy Action, for educators, at the Hyatt Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Janet Hiemstra, Director of Conferences, LLA, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Box 131, Syracuse, NY 13210; (315) 422-9121, ext. 283; e-mail: jhiemstra@laubach.org.

11-14--French: Annual convention, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, for French teachers at all levels, at the Marriott Pavilion in St. Louis. Contact: AATF, Mail Code 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4510; (618) 453-5731; fax: (618) 453-5733; e-mail: abrate@siu.edu; Web site: aatf.utsa.edu/.

13-18--Teacher education: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for teacher-educators, at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa, Calif. Contact: NASDTEC, PO Box 256, Bedford, MA 01730-0256; (781) 275-8839; fax: (781) 271-1573; Web site: www.nasdtec.org.

18-20--Art education: The Creative Mind: Special Arts for Special Needs, sponsored by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education, for K-12 arts, special, and general educators, in Bridgewater, Va. Contact: Brian F. Carroll, CEO, PBMFCE, 601 Shenandoah Village Dr., Suite 1B, Waynesboro, VA 22980; (540) 932-1728; fax: (540) 949-8404; e-mail: mossfoun@mnsinc.com; Web site: www.mossfoundation.org.

18-20--Professional development: Quality and Quantity: Walking the Staffing Tightrope, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for administrators, at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. Contact: AASPA, 3080 Brickhouse Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23452; (757) 340-1217; fax: (757) 340-1889; Web site: www.aaspa.org.

18-21--Educational inquiry: In Praise of Education, sponsored by the Institute for Educational Inquiry, for educators, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. Contact: Amanda Froh; (206) 325-3010.

19-22--Service learning: Forum, sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, for students, faculty, university staff, community-based organizations, at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Contact: Carol G. Holladay, NASPA, 1875 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 265-7500; fax: (202) 797-1157; e-mail: cholladay@naspa.org.

19-24--Educational multimedia: World conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, for educators and researchers, at the Doubletree Hotel in Seattle. Contact: Contact: AACE, PO Box 2966, Charlottesville, VA 22902; (804) 973-3987; fax: (804) 978-7449; e-mail: aace@virginia.edu; Web site: www.aace.org/conf/edmedia.

19-26--Art: Annual conference, sponsored by the Savannah College of Art and Design, for art educators, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. Contact: SCAD, 342 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31402-3146.

20-24--Independent schools: Administrative institute, sponsored by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, for heads of schools and senior administrative staff, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Kathy Kelleher, SAIS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (800) 472-0630, pin #1452; fax: (706) 561-6136; e-mail: katedcon@mindspring.

21-25--Curriculum: So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Teacher: Using Popular Music in Interdisciplinary Learning, sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Cuyahoga Community College, in Cleveland. Contact: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 1 Key Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114; (216) 781-ROCK; Web site: www.rockhall.com.

21-26--Curriculum: Curriculum Management Audit Training, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Bloomington, Ind. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

21-26--Theater education: The International Thespian Festival, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society, for high school actors and their troupe sponsors, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: Kathleen Hughes, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; fax: (513) 559-0012; e-mail: eta-its@one.net.

23--Health: Hands-on Health workshop, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Gaynelle Bowden, AASA, 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (800) 351-7542, ext. 6682; e-mail: gbowden@aasa.org.

23--Internet: Beginner's Guide to the Internet, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Gaynelle Bowden, AASA, 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (800) 351-7542, ext. 6682; e-mail: gbowden@aasa.org.

23--Learning disabilities: Effective Written Language and Literature Instruction for Students With Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for high school teachers, in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail; Dianalab@aol.com.

23-July 2--Teaching: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, for upper elementary and secondary teachers, at the National Archives in Washington. Contact: Lee Ann Potter, NARA, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20408; (202) 501-6172; fax: (202) 501-5239; e-mail: education@arch1.nara.gov.

*24--Internet: Beginner's Guide to the Internet, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Gaynelle Bowden, AASA, 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (800) 351-7542, ext. 6682; e-mail: gbowden@aasa.org.

*24--Math and science: Math and science workshop, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for early-childhood educators, in Washington. Contact: Gaynelle Bowden, AASA, 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (800) 351-7542, ext. 6682; e-mail: gbowden@aasa.org.

24--Learning disabilities: Math Skills for the Student With Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for math teachers, in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail; Dianalab@aol.com.

24-26--Language arts: Words Your Way workshop, sponsored by the E.L. Cord Foundation for Learning and Literacy, and the University of Nevada, Reno, for teachers and administrators in grades K-8, at the University of Nevada--Reno at the college of education in Reno, Nev. Contact: Donald Bear, Director, University of Nevada--Reno, College of Education, E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy/288, Reno, NV 89557-0029; e-mail: bear@unr.edu.

24-26--Writing: Teaching Teenagers to Write: When Theory Meets Reality, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870, ext. 251; e-mail: public_info@ncte.org; Web site: www.ncte.org.

24-July 1--Library: Annual conference, sponsored by the American Library Association, for librarians, trustees, educators, and publishers, in New Orleans. Contact: ALA Conference Services, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 280-3223; Web site: www.ala.org.

25-29--School counselors: School Counselors Lighting the Way, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, for school counselors, at the Pointe Hilton Resort in Phoenix. Contact: Kelly Frey, Meeting Coordinator, ASCA, 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 310, Alexandria VA 22314; (703) 683-2722 or (800) 306-4722; fax: (703) 683-1619; e-mail: asca@erols.com.

26-29--Parent involvement: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, for PTA members, in Portland, Ore. Contact: National PTA, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611-3690; (800) 407-4782; fax: (312) 670-6783; e-mail: info@pta.org; Web site: www.pta.org.

26-29--School nurses: The Courage to Dare, sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses Inc., for school nurses, at the Westin Hotel in Providence, R.I. Contact: NASN, PO Box 1300, Scarborough, ME 04070-1300; (207) 883-2117; fax: (207) 883-2683; e-mail: NASN@aol.com.

27-30--Leadership: 1999 Summer Leadership Institute, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, College of Health, Education and Human Development at Clemson University, for teachers, administrators, counselors, district staff, education policymakers, researchers, and business leaders concerned about at-risk youths, at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Contact: John Peters, NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29634-0726; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu.

*27-30--Media education: 1999 National Media Education Conference, sponsored by the Partnership for Media Education, for K-12 educators, youth leaders, parents, child advocates, health and prevention specialists, journalists, and students and teachers of mass communications and journalism, in St. Paul, Minn. Contact: PME, 2121 S. Oneida St., Suite 325, Denver, CO 80224-2552; (303) 756-8380; e-mail: info@nmce.org; Web site: www.nmec.org/1999.

27-July 1--Teacher education: Almost 2000: Crises and Challenges in Teacher Education, sponsored by Beit Berl College, for educators, in Beit Berl, Israel. Contact: Conference Secretariat, BBC, Beit Berl, Israel 44905; phone: 972-9-7476269; e-mail: arkan@beitberl.ac.il.

28-29--Middle schools: Creating High Performance Middle Level Schools, sponsored by the Association of Illinois Middle Level Schools, for middle school administrators, in Findlay, Ill. Contact: Debby Kasak, AIMS; (217) 333-7104; e-mail: kasak@uiuc.edu.

28-July 1--Professional development: Connecting Classrooms, Communities, and Careers, sponsored by School-to-Careers, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Beaver Creek, Colo. Contact: Debi Plank, Conference Coordinator, 8235 S. Old Hammer Lane, Aurora, CO 80016; (303) 690-9722; fax: (303) 766-1793; e-mail: djplank@schooltocareers.com; Web site: www.schooltocareers.com..

*28--July 2--Curriculum: From Diversity to Unity, sponsored by the University of Washington, for administrators and teachers, in Seattle, Wash. Contact: Tony Veliz, UW; (206) 685-6504 or (800) 543-2320; e-mail: tveliz@ese.washington.edu.

29-30--Assessment: Testing: How To Improve Learning, Not Just Audit Performance, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for K-8 principals and teachers, at the Holiday Inn in King of Prussia, Pa. Contact: Merrie Hahn, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: programs@naesp.org.

29--Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for special education teachers and those working in inclusion model classrooms, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199; e-mail: S.Spero@churchillschool.com.

29--July 1--Leadership skills: Hm Study Skills seminar for education leaders, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for teachers and administrators of grades 1-12, in Boston. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

30--Reading: Intensive Reading Instruction for Non-Reading Specialists, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

30-July 2--Curriculum: Learning Strategies Curriculum, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for regular and special education teachers and tutors, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199; e-mail: S.Spero@churchillschool.com.

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